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 Homecoming Week climaxes
75th anniversary celebrations
The climax to the university's 75th anniversary celebrations — Homecoming Week — runs
Sept. 27 to Oct. 3.
A traditional time for alumni to return to campus, this year's Homecoming promises to be a
memorable one, with many class reunions and
special events planned.
"This is UBC's biggest Homecoming ever,"
said Deborah Apps, 75th Anniversary/Homecoming Chair and Alumni Association Executive Director.
"We have a lot to be proud of at UBC and this
year more than ever the spirit of the Great Trek
has come alive throughout the campus and with
alumni. The Homecoming theme 'the spirit is
coming home' is proving stronger than ever."
The week starts with a bang on Thursday,
Sept. 27 with a number of major events.
Foremost among them is the Great Trekker
Gala Dinner and Dance at the Hotel Vancouver,
held in honor of Pierre Berton, winner of the 1990
Great Trekker award.
Berton joins the ranks of outstanding UBC
alumni honored for their dedication to the university and service to the community.
The Great Trekker award and dinner commemorates the students who walked from the
Fairview Shacks to the Point Grey site in 1922 to
protest against lack of government action in completing the new campus.
Tickets to the Great Trekker dinner are $75.
Dress is black tie optional or period costume.
Earlier on Sept. 27, many of those who actually took part in the Great Trek will return to
campus to relive the famous march. Members of
classes of 1916-27 will meet for lunch at Cecil
Green Park and then retrace the trek route by bus.
Also on Sept. 27 is the September Ceremony
in the Old Auditorium to welcome new and returning students.
The ceremony is a tradition begun by UBC
President David Strangway, who has said, "The
One of the feature events of Homecoming Week is the annual homecoming football game
this year featuring UBC Thunderbirds playing University of Manitoba Bisons at 2 p.m. on
Sept. 29. For more details see Page 3.
ceremony gives students a taste of campus traditions and generates a sense of pride and excitement in being part of the university."
Among the special awards and scholarships
being conferred are honorary degrees to Beverley McLachlin, Justice of the Supreme Court of
Canada and a former associate professor of Law
at UBC, and Howard Petch, who recently retired
as president ofthe University of Victoria after 16
years. Associate Vice-President, Faculty Relations, Dr. William Webber will receive the Alumni
Association Faculty Award.
A reception will follow on the plaza outside
the Old Auditorium or. if it is raining, in Yum-
Yum's cafeteria.
Another event planned for Sept. 27 is the annual Student Homecoming Parade down Main
Mall, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be
awarded for the best floats.
Sunday, Sept. 30 is the annual Arts '20 Relay,
an Intramural event which draws about 2,000
UBC and community runners. The race begins at
9:30 a.m. at Vancouver General Hospital and
follows the route ofthe Great Trek back to UBC.
The awards ceremony is at 10:30 a.m., followed
by the cutting of a university birthday cake.
A 75th anniversary tea will be held Sept. 30 on
the grounds of Cecil Green Park. During the tea,
the Alumni Association will present recipients of
its 75th Anniversay Awards with a certificate and
unveil a scroll of honor.
These awards are presented to alumni who
have brought distinction and honor to the university and made outstanding contributions to the
Among the 75 winners are architect Bruno
Freschi, realtor Andrea Eng, actor Nicola Cavendish, Justice Minister Kim Campbell, House of
Commons Speaker John Fraser, authors Audrey
Thomas, Eric Nicol, Jack Hodgins and George
Bowering, former prime minister John Turner,
journalist Eve Savory and politicians Art Phillips, Ray Perrault, Michael Harcourt, Ron Basford
and May Brown.
The tea will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at
Cecil Green Park. Seating is limited. Tickets are
$15 and available from the Alumni Association
until Sept. 19.
See MEET on Page 2
MRC grant
Researchers awarded $2.7 million
A team of UBC researchers has
been awarded a prestigious Medical
Research Council (MRC) program
grant of $2.7 million for 5 years to
study the effect of drugs in pregnancy,
infancy and childhood.
"The studies are aimed at applying
some of the latest methods for drug
analysis in order to assess drug action
and toxicity in the fetus, newborn and
young child, with a view to improving
our understanding of this area and thus
to provide safer and more effective
drug therapy," said program coordinator Dr. James Axelson, a professor of
Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Despite a greater awareness of the
potential hazards of drugs in pregnancy,
they are still used on a wide scale,
explained Dr. Axelson. Surveys of drug
use in pregnancy indicate that 23 per
cent of pregnant women take over-the-
counter preparations containing antihistamines, he said.
Advancements in medical knowledge and treatments are also having an
impact on drug use in pregnancy.
"Now that there is more effective
drug therapy for heart disease, epilepsy
and hypertensive disorders as well as
obstetric understanding of these conditions when they occur in pregnancy,
the result has been more common use
of drugs to treat these and other pregnancy complications," said Dr. Axelson.
Furthermore, there is the increased
use of drugs to treat fetal disorders
such as abnormal heart actions. And
with the advances in neonatal care resulting in the survival of premature
newborns at much earlier gestational
ages, the extensive medical problems
these infants experience usually involve
drug treatments.
Drug use later in childhood has also
increased to treat medical problems
such as leukemia, said Dr. Axelson.
"However, in spite of these factors
which have led to increased drug use
in pregnancy, the newborn and childhood, knowledge of drug action and
toxicity in these populations have not
kept pace with the steady introduction
See TEAM on Page 2
Increased demand
raises standards
for admission
Increased demand for courses at UBC has pushed admission requirements to new highs, says Registrar Richard Spencer.
Due to enrolment pressures, the nunimum grade point average needed
for admission has risen to 2.78 for first year arts and 2.61 for first year
The official admission requirement remains at 2.5, calculated on nine
high school courses, but enrolment quotas introduced several years ago
limit new admissions.
UBC will turn away about 950 otherwise qualified arts applicants
and about 100 science applicants. Both faculties, which are the major
entry points for students coming to the university from high school, will
fill their quotas of new students.
In total, UBC will turn away 1,650 qualified applicants in all undergraduate programs.
"I feel the numbers would be higher if it were not for the degree
completion programs now offered at Okanagan and Cariboo Colleges,"
said Spencer.
See MANY on Page 2 Many programs
rejecting applicants
UBCREPORTS Sept6.1990       2
Continued from Page 1
"Now there are two other places
where a student can complete a UBC
arts or science degree."
The university also gets thousands
of applications from high school graduates and some college level students
who do not meet basic entrance requirements.
Demand is also up for first year
courses in Engineering and Nursing
programs in the Faculty of Applied
Science. Engineering programs will
exceed their full quota of 450 students
for the first time since the recession of
the early 1980s, the registrar said.
The arts faculty has also limited
admissions from colleges into second-
third- and fourth-year courses. Only
750 transfer students wiuj a minimum
grade point of 2.4 will be able to enrol.
The minimum grade point is up from
last year's 2.25.
Demand for Commerce courses
continues to be high. The program has
a quota of 395 new students and is
turning away about 270 qualified students, some of whom will end up enroling in other faculties. Commerce had
more than 1,800 applicants for their
395 places.
Other undergraduate programs turning away students are Family and Nutritional Sciences, Physical Education,
Nursing, Rehabilitation Medicine,
Pharmacy, Law, Dentistry and Medicine.
Total undergraduate enrolment at
UBC is expected to be up from last
year, when 21,940 undergraduates attended the winter session. The number
of international undergraduates should
also be up this year, Spencer said.
International students have made up
less _than one per cent of total undergraduate enrolment in recent years, but
the university now has a target of in-
creasing this to
about five per
Offers of
admission and
registration to
foreign students
are up substantially from last
year, but
Spencer said he
expected international students to still make up less
than two per cent of total undergraduate enrolment.
"We want to reach our target (of
five per cent) but we want to be sure
we have excellent students," he said.
Undergraduate international students face higher admission requirements than Canadian students and pay
two and a half times more in tuition
There has also been increased efforts to recruit outstanding B.C. high
school students, the registrar said.
Responding to early offers of admission by out-of-province universities, UBC is now approaching outstanding high school students in B.C.
as well as in other provinces months
before graduation.
This year, UBC offered about 400
outstanding high school students unconditional offers of admission, scholarships and guaranteed housing. They
also received a letter from President
David Strangway inviting them to attend UBC.
"This is not a bidding war, it's just
an exercise to ensure that students
know that UBC is interested in them,"
Spencer said. "We try to make competitive offers to outstanding students."
Simon Fraser and the University of
Victoria also plan to make early offers
next year, he said.
Meet the Brass on Monday
Continued from Page 1
Also in store on Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. at
Thunderbird Stadium is the Classic
Blue and Gold football game that pits
UBC's Thunderbirds against the University of Manitoba Bisons.
On Monday, Oct. 1, everyone is
invited to Meet the Brass and hobnob
with senior university officials from
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the SUB
party room.
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, staff and faculty members get their Just Desserts as
the undergraduate student society recognizes those who went out of their
way to help students. This event is by
invitation only.
Also during Homecoming Week,
many campus faculties and depart
ments are sponsoring receptions, reunions, displays, tours, debates, barbecues, concerts, speakers, demonstrations, a golf tournament, banquets, lectures and parties. The Faculty Club
will hold an Open House on Sept. 29
from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Campus walking
tours will also depart from Cecil Green
Park at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Call the Alumni Association at 228-
3313 for a complete list of information
and reunions.
Homecoming information is available Thursday through Sunday from
the association office on the second
floor of Cecil Green Park from 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m., or from the information
table in the Student Union Building,
Sat., Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30,
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Team study 'unique'
Continued from Page 1
of new therapeutic agents," he said.
The interdisciplinary team of researchers represents both the faculties
of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Medicine at UBC. It also brings together expertise in fetal physiology, pharmacokinetics, drug analysis and metabolism, toxicology and pediatric neurology-
The four co-investigators guiding
the MRC project with Dr. Axelson include: Dr. Dan Rurak, Obstetrics and
Gynecology; Dr. Kevin Farrell, Pediatrics; Dr. Frank Abbott, Pharmaceuti
cal Chemistry and Pediatrics; and Dr.
Wayne Riggs, Clinical Pharmacy. In
addition, several collaborators from
The Children's Variety Research
Centre and Vancouver's Grace Hospital, as well as graduate and post-doctoral students from UBC's faculties of
Pharmaceutical Sciences and Medicine, are assisting with the research
"The team and their study has been
identified by the MRC to be unique in
Canada for their collective expertise
and ability to focus on drug toxicology
in early life," said MRC's Director of
Programs Dr. Lewis Slotin.
Photo by Media Services
Atmospheric Science Professor Gordon McBean is one ofthe organizers of a conference on the environment
sponsored by UBC September 24 - 26.
Environment conference
set for UBC this month
Scientists and policymakers from
around the world will examine the
global environmental issues that most
affect British Columbia during a UBC-
sponsored conference on global environmental change, Sept. 24-26.
The issues will be addressed in
terms of the political, business and
general public concerns of the province, said Gordon McBean, a professor of Atmospheric Science in the
Geography Department.
"Our major environmental concerns
are global in extent and B.C. is part of
a global community for trade and social and other issues," he said.
Many of British Columbia's key
industries — forestry, fishing and tourism — rely on the environment, and
many of our lifestyles are closely tied
to it.
"A change in climate in the rest of
the world will have an important impact on B.C., both directly and indirectly," McBean said.
"For example, tropical deforestation is a major environmental concern
and whatever action the world community decides to take on this matter
will have a very significant impact on
B.C.'s forest industry."
Participants at the conference will
explain the issues, clarify the impacts
on human health, forests, fish and water resources, and assess the possible
policy responses of industry and government at provincial, national and international levels.
The Conference on Global Environmental Change:   Implications for
UBC builder
A UBC builder, Dean Emeritus Blythe Alfred Eagles, died this summer at
the age of 88.
Bom in New Westminster, Eagles
graduated from UBC in 1922 with
honors in Biology and Chemistry, a
minor in Agriculture and was winner
of the Governor General's Gold Medal.
In 1955, he became Dean of the
Faculty of Agriculture, a position he
held until his retirement in 1967.
The university honored him as Great
Trekker in 1966 and awarded him an
Honorary DSc in 1968.
British Columbia will be held Sept.
24-26 at the Coast Plaza Hotel in Vancouver.
It will be opened by Federal Environment Minister Robert de Cotret,
Stan Hagen, B.C.'s minister of Regional and Economic Development,
and UBC President David Strangway.
In addition to the university, the
conference is also being sponsored by
the Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting
Professorships, the B.C. Ministry of
Regional and Economic Development,
the B.C. Ministry ofthe Environment
and Environment Canada's Canadian
Climate Centre.
Letters to the Editor
Interesting articles
prompt letter
The May 3rd issue of UBC Reports carried several interesting articles which have prompted me to
write to you.
Two of these, one relating to the
Faculty of Applied Sciences' recent
conference encouraging women to
pursue a career in engineering, and
one on Dr. Susan Penfold's commitment to the concerns of women in
psychiatry, were truly encouraging
Both reaffirmed for me the perception held by myself and many
others that the world of academe promotes the highest societal standards
and offers leadership in the area of
community standards.
A third article, relating to
women's' safety on campus is a
matter of concern. I understand that
this is a problem shared by women
on campuses across Canada and I
commend you for your initiative to
address this concern.
I understand that the problem of
addressing gender-based inequities
in terms of faculty and administration demographics represents another
issue that is being addressed by Canadian universities from coast to
It is my fervent hope that British
Columbia's oldest university would
assume a leadership role in this important area.   As Minister Respon
sible for Women's Programs I would
be happy to offer assistance in your
efforts to establish a comprehensive
program of equality for women and
to promote women's safety on campus.
Again, it is a pleasure to read of
the many developments at the University of British Columbia, and I
welcome your valuable input as to
how my Ministry might be of assistance.
With best regards,
Carol Gran
Minister of Government
Management Services and
Minister Responsible for Women's
Re: "Arts I focus turns East"
(UBC Reports, July 12).
Bless my soul! What faculty do
you imagine is the home of Asian
Studies if not the Arts Faculty?
A. Jean Elder
Associate Professor of History
and Assistant Senior Faculty Adviser,
Faculty of Arts UBC REPORTS Sept. 6.1990       3
Photo by David Gray
Photographer David Neel leads a ceremonial procession during the opening ceremonies of his photography
exhibit • Our Chiefs and Elders: David Neel, Kwagiutl - at the Capilano College Resource Centre.
Arts '20 Relay is largest
intramural event in Canada
Too busy running it to run in it,
Nestor Korchinsky, Director of Intramural Sports, has enjoyed a long and
affectionate association with UBC's
historic Arts '20 Relay.
Scheduled for Sept. 30, the
university's official 75th birthday, the
Arts '20 Relay has become the largest
intramural sporting event in Canada,
largely due to Korchinsky's personal
commitment and dedication.
He revived the relay in 1969, nearly
three decades after the race was cancelled due to declining interest.
While rummaging around the basement of the War Memorial Gym in
1968, Korchinsky and then director of
the men's program, Bill McNulty,
found the Arts '20 Relay trophy.
They researched the history of the
relay through old issues of the student
newspaper, The Ubyssey.
Realizing that the race was a unique
event to UBC (no other Canadian university has one) Korchinsky and
McNulty immediately understood the
importance of the race to defining the
flavor and identity of the university.
"This is a relay which links our past
with the present and our future," said
Korchinsky. "Around 1980, some of
the participants from the first Arts '20
Relay joined in the race ceremony that
"The pride, enthusiasm and emotion demonstrated by the current crop
of students was overwhelming. It told
me how important it was to have such
an historical base."
The first relay was organized by the
graduating Arts class of 1920 to increase public awareness of the
university's need for a new campus.
The original Fairview campus located at the present-day site of Vancouver General Hospital, could no
longer accommodate the increasing
The original race spanned 7.5 miles,
beginning at Point Grey which was the
proposed site for the new campus, and
ending at Fairview.
"Events like the Arts '20 Relay
symbolize something quite unique and
significant," Korchinsky said.
"They are an expression of belonging, association and pride. Our students know that. Our objective for the
race in our 75th anniversary year is to
get the people of Vancouver to recognize that this is their university, too."
Approximately 2,000 runners from
the university and the community are
expected to participate in this year's
Opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m.
on Main Mall will begin the day's activities, followed by the 10.6 kilometre
race which gets under way from VGH
at 9:30 a.m. Spectators are welcome to
take part in the awards ceremonies at
the conclusion of the race scheduled
for 10:30 a.m., a pancake breakfast
and the cutting of UBC's birthday cake
at 11:00 a.m.
The celebrations will continue into
the afternoon with live entertainment
and a barbecue.
For more information on the Arts
'20 Relay, call Intramural Sports at
Thunderbirds v. Manitoba
in Blue and Gold Classic
Football has been a tradition at UBC
since the first university team punted
the pigskin in 1927.
For alumni returning to campus, the
Blue and Gold Classic, the game which
falls during Homecoming Week, is also
a ritual of sorts.
This year, the UBC Thunderbirds
take on the University of Manitoba
Bisons, Saturday, Sept. 29 at Thunderbird Stadium in their fifth game of the
season. Kickoff time is 2 p.m.
"We feel it's going to be a very
competitive and exciting game," said
football coach Frank Smith.
The designation Blue and Gold
Classic refers to the university's colors
and UBC's team was formerly known
as the Varsity team or simply the Blue
and Gold. 1927 was the first year the
university recognized football as a
major sport, dubbing it Canadian rugby
to differentiate it from English rugby.
(For the record, UBC won the 1927
big four championship beating teams
from Vancouver, New Westminster
and Victoria).
1990 is the second consecutive year
the Thunderbirds have drawn the Bisons for Homecoming game. Last
year's match was a walkover with UBC
shutting out Manitoba 46 to 8. The
Bisons return this year with a revamped
team under new coach Scott Spurgeon,
formerly with the Ottawa Roughrid-
The Blue and Gold Classic falls on
the university's official birthday weekend and will have a festive atmosphere
in keeping with UBC 75th Anniversary celebrations. The Alma Mater
Society is sponsoring a barbecue inside Thunderbird Stadium beginning
at 1 p.m. and continuing throughout
the game. There will also be entertainment at half time.
Game tickets are available in advance from the Athletics and Sport
Services Office in War Memorial Gym
(228-2503) and at the stadium gate.
Shrum Bowl
cross-town rivalry
Cross-town football rivalry continues Saturday, Sept. 8, when the UBC
Thunderbirds take on the SFU Clansmen for the 1990 Shrum Bowl in Thunderbird Stadium. Game time is 7:30
This year, the stakes are high since
both universities are celebrating an anniversary year — UBC its 75th and
SFU its 25th.
For the series, the Thunderbirds and
Clansmen have won six games each
with one game tied.
The Shrum Bowl has been played
13 times since the first game in 1967.
The series was halted in 1972 after
SFU beat UBC in 1970 61 to 6, and
again in 1971 by a score of 42 to 0. It
was revived under the auspices of the
United Way in 1978 and since then,
the Thunderbirds have won six games
out of eight under head football coach
Frank Smith.
The game is named after the late
Gordon Shrum, a scientist and administrator who played a significant role
in the academic development of both
UBC and SFU.
Shrum Bowl tickets are on sale at
the AMS Box Office in the Student
Union Building. Reserve seats are $10,
hillside seats are $6. For more information call 228-2503.
a success
More space, less surplus
equipment gathering dust in
the storage area and a few
dollars in the pocket: those
are the benefits of any yard
sale. Campus departments
that participated in the July
28 UBC SUPER (Special University Program to Encourage
Recycling) Sale are enjoying
those benefits now. Final statistics show that the recycling
fair drew a crowd
of about 5,000
people and
brought in almost
$40,000 through
the  sale  of
used equip- '
ment,     furniture, books and
curios. Many
thanks go out to
the       volunteers
who were such a
key ingredient in
the event's success.
As part of the
university's commitment to
recycling, the sale featured
information on how members
of the community can increase their recycling activities at home. There was also
educational entertainment
(using recyclable objects) for
children from the Imagination Market. Congratulations
to Norm Watt, director of Extra-Sessional Studies, and Vincent Grant, Materials Resource Supervisor for the Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility, who organized the sale
— including the gorgeous
weather, if Norm is to be believed. (Norm is already into
his next project — preparing
this year's version of his notorious World's Worst Oil Paintings exhibition.)
If you have the impression
there were a few more
people than usual on campus this summer, and they
seemed to be enjoying
themselves, you're probably
Aug. 31 marked the official close of Discover Summer at UBC, part of the 75th
anniversary celebrations.
Many of the traditional summer campus programs, such
as theatre and music, were
enhanced through funding
from the 75th Anniversary
Committee and drew wider
public involvement.
The expanded campus
tours program was more
popular than ever, attracting groups of school children,
seniors, tourists, families, ESL
students and others. Many
visitors came for a guided
tour of the campus and
ended up staying or return
ing for an event or program
they learned of through the
tour. Tour coordinator Alexa
Bold reports that many visitors were pleasantly surprised
at the number and range of
campus activities open to
the public.
This year the tour program
joined forces with the AMS
to operate a Tours and Information desk in SUB. The
venture was a great success,
visitors with
a friendly
to UBC and
helpful information about campus events and
services. Congratulations to the AMS information officer
and the tour
guides who represented the university
so well to thousands
of visitors this summer.
Homecoming Week kicks
off on Thursday, Sept. 27. This
year, the traditional week-
long event includes the
university's 75th birthday,
which falls on Sunday, Sept.
30. Highlights of the week include:
Student Homecoming Parade — Thursday, Sept. 27,
12:30 p.m., starts in B-Lot,
near the Barn, and moves
across campus.
Gala Great Trekker Dinner
and Dance — Thursday,
Sept. 27, reception at 6:30
p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m., Hotel Vancouver.
Blue and Gold Classic
Football Game (UBC vs. University of Manitoba) — Sat-
urddy, Sept. 29, AMS barbecue at 1 p.m., kickoff at 2
p.m., Thunderbird Stadium.
Homecoming Dance —
Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m..
Ballroom, Student Union
Arts '20 Relay Race (community teams welcome: call
228-6000) — Sunday, Sept.
30, assemble at UBC (on
Main Mall, near Sedgewick
Library,) at 8:30 a.m. to
board buses to relay points,
race starts at 9:30 a.m.,
awards ceremony and pancake breakfast at 10:30 a.m.
on Maclnnes Field.
Meet the Brass (members
ofthe UBC administration) —
Monday, Oct. 1, 12:30 p.m.,
Party Room, Student Union
As with other 75th anniversary celebrations, members of the public are encouraged to participate in
and enjoy the events of
Homecoming Week. UBCREPORTS Sept.6.1990       4
September 9 -
September 22
Cancer Research Seminar
Monday Noon Hour Series.
Structurally Novel Platinum
j Anti-Tumour Agents. Dr.
j Nick Farrell, Chemistry, U.
I of Vermont. B.C. Cancer
Research Centre Lecture
Theatre, 601 W. 10th Avenue from 12-
1pm. Call 877-6010.
Biochemistry Seminar
Structure, Function And Evolution Of The
Multifunctional Fatty Acid Synthases. Dr.
Stuart Smith, Children's Hospital, Oakland,
Calif. IRC #4 at 3:45pm. Call 228-4829.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Predictive Testing For Huntington Disease:
Update Of The National Study And Psychological Follow-Up. Ms. Marlene Hug-
gins, M.Sc., National Co-ordinator, Predictive Testing Program for Huntington Disease. Hennings 202 at 8:30am. Coffee
from 8:15am. Call 228-5311.
UBC Anglican Community
Worship Service
I Eucharist. Followed by a
light breakfast. All welcome.   Lutheran Campus
I Centre Chapel, corner of
University Blvd. and Wes-
' brook at 7am. Call 228-
Astronomy/Physics Colloquium
The Hubble Space Telescope: Triumph And Tribulation. Dr. Michael Shara,
Space Telescope Science
Institute. Hennings 201 at
4pm. Call 228-3853 or
Pharmacology Seminar
The Role Of Inositol Phosphates In The
Control Of Respiratory And Vascular
Smooth Muscle Tone. John M. Langlands,
Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC.
Friedman (Anatomy) Bldg., Lecture Hall B
from 11:30-12:30pm. Call 228-2575.
Psychology Seminar
Children's Developing Theories Of Mind.
Dr. Michael Chandler, Psychology, UBC.
Kenny Bldg. 2510 at 4pm. Call 228-2755.
Philosophy Visiting Speaker
Naturalized Semantics. R.C. Jennings,
Cambridge U. All welcome. Buchanan
D336 at 12:30pm. Call 228-2621.
UBC Reports is the faculty and
staff newspaper of the University
of Bril||jjgptHa. It is pub-
Mshed iwPwcond Thursday by
the UBC Community Relations
Office, £328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver, B.G, WT 1W5.
Advertising inquiries: 228-4775.
Director: Margaret Nevin
Manager: Steve Crombie
Editor: Howard Ftaxgold
Contributors: Connie Filktti,
Paula Martin, Jo Moss
and Gavin Wilson.
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For events in the period Sept. 23 to Oct. 6 notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms no later
than noon on Wednesday, Sept. 12 to the Community Relations Office. 6328 Memorial Rd., Room 207, Old Administration
Building. For more information call 228-3131. The next edition of UBC Reports wil he published Sept. 20. Notices exceeding
35 words may be edited.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 14   j
Ophthalmology Clinical Day
Strabismus for the General Ophthalmologist. Burton J. Kushner, Clinical Professor, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, U. of Wisconsin-Madison. VGH/
UBC Eye Care Centre Auditorium from
7:30am-4pm. Call 875-4555, loc. 6127
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Mammalian Cell Culture In
Ultrafiltration Hollow Fibre
Bioreactors. J.M. Piret,
asst. professor, Chem.
Eng., Biotechnology Laboratory. Chem. Engineering 206 at 3:30pm. Call 228-3238
Astronomy Seminar
Hunting For Hibernating Cataclysmic Variable Stars. Dr. Michael Shara, Space
Telescope Science Institute. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Coffee from
3:30pm. Call 228-4134/2267.
Cancer Research Seminar
Monday Noon Hour Series. Calcium
Channels In The Nervous System And
Tumour Cell Lines. Dr. Terry Snutch.
Biotechnology Laboratory, UBC. B.C.
Cancer Research Centre Lecture Theatre
from12-1pm. Call 877-6010.
Biochemistry Seminar
The Regulation Of Mitosis In Fission Yeast.
Dr. Paul Young, Biology, Queen's U., Kingston. IRC #4 at 3:45pm. Call 228-4829.
Economics Departmental
Accounting For Growth
With New Intermediate
Inputs. Bob Feenstra, U.
of California, Davis. Host:
Prof. Ken Hendricks.
Brock351, from 4-5:30pm.
Call 228-2876.
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
C.A. McDowell Lecture in Chemical Physics. Molecular-Beam Chemical Kinetics.
Prof. Yuan Lee, Chemistry, U. of California, Berkeley. Chemistry B250 at 1pm.
Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call 228-3266.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Genetic Analysis Of Meiotic Functions.
Mr. Kim McKim, Med. Gen., UBC. Hennings 202 at 8:30am. Coffee at 8:15am.
Call 228-5311.
Anthropology Sociology
Special Lecture
The Manufacture Of Evil:
Ethics In The Industrial
System. Lionel Tiger,
Charles Darwin Prof, of
Anthro., Rutgers U. Anthropology Bldg. 207/209 at
12:30pm. Call 228-5887.
Geography Colloquium
A Mid 19C Golden Age In Nova Scotia.
Dr. Graeme Wynn, Geog., UBC. Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Call 228-3268.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Evolutionary Stable Strategies And Combinations For Seed Dispersal In A Fluctuating Environment. Dr. Don Ludwig, Math/
Zoology, UBC. Mathematics 229 at
3:45pm. Call 228-4584.
Chemistry Special Lecture
Infrared Vibrational Spectroscopy of
Solvated Ions. Prof. Y.T. Lee, Chem., U.
of California, Berkeley and C.A. McDowell
Lecturer in Chemical Physics. Chemistry
D225 at 10:30am. Call 228-3266.
History Public Lecture
i.i "!'i.. i A Churchillian Response
I:!:,,,    ! To Gorbachev: Glasnost In
,,lt:ii ;  Historical      Perspective.
1 !,'::?■!' !  Peter   Boyle,   American
Studies, U. of Nottingham.
 ''"     Buchanan    A104    from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-2561.
Pharmacology Seminar
Prospectives On Muscle Chloride Channels. Dr. Peter C. Vaughan, Physiology,
UBC. Friedman (Anatomy) Bldg., Lecture
Hall B from 11:30-12:30pm. Call 228-
Physics Colloquium
Rocket Measurements Of
Cosmic Background Radiation. Herbert Gush,
Physics. UBC. Hennings
201 at 4pm. Call 228-
Philosophy Visiting Speaker
Artificial Morality: Prolog and The
Prisoner's Dilemma. Peter Danielson,
UBC. All welcome. Buchanan D336 at
12:30pm. Call 228-2621.
Office for Women
Students' Workshop
,-- .;.-nMi»fci;j English Composition Test
Workshop. Nancy C. Horsman. Free admission.
Buchanan A100 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-
V \
FRIDAY, SEPT. 21   \
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Why Steroid Therapy For
Meningitis? Dr. George H.
f" S McCracken, Jr., Pediatrics,
_>- l."£..„J Div. of Infectious Diseases,
U. of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center, Dallas.
G.F. Strong Rehab. Centre Auditorium at
9am. Call 875-2117, loc. 7107/7118.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Review Of Designing Packed Acid Gas
Absorbers With Chemical Reaction. Pai-
toon Tontiwachwuthikul, Graduate Student. Chem. Engineering 206 at 3:30pm.
Call 228-3238.
75th Anniversary Conference
Global Environmental
Change—The Implications
for British Columbia. A
special forum with 15 invited speakers, chosen to
provide the best mix of international and B.C. expertise, to explain
the issues, clarify the impacts and discuss
possible international and local responses.
Sponsored by UBC, The Cecil H. and Ida
Green Visiting Professorships, BC Ministries of the Environment and Regional/
Economic Development and the Canadian Climate Centre, Environment Canada. Sept. 24-26, Coast Plaza Hotel. Call
(604) 681-5226 or Fax (604) 681-2503.
UBC Speakers Bureau
Would your group like to know more about
Stress Management or Endangered Species? More
■i        !      ; than 500 topics to choose
: from; most speakers avail-
, z\   . ■ ■ ■.:    i able free of charge. Phone
228-6167, Mon., Wed., Fri.,
Child Study Centre
A few afternoon preschool places still
available for 3-and 4-year-olds, Monday
through Thursday, from September to
June. Please come to the Centre at 2881
Acadia Road or call 228-2311.
Winter Session Library Tours
The Main and Sedgewick Libraries. Twice
daily. Monday to Friday, Sept. 10-21 at
10:30am and 12:30pm. Each lasts about
45 minutes. All welcome. From the Main
Library Entrance. Call 228-2076.
Exhibitions 1990
Peter Hujar.   A retrospective, organized
• .■:■ ,.'ij.- . by the Grey Gallery, New
| .p-'ij*!"''1 York U. and made possible
j ■"I'lpfi'T."'!, through support from the
\t ;?'!•■;,'" Exhibition Assistance Programme of The Canada
Council. Continues until
September 15. UBC Fine Arts Gallery,
Basement, Main Library. Fall hours now
in effect: Tues.-Fri. from 10am-5pm and
Sat. from 1-5pm. Call 228-2759.
Our Chiefs And Elders
Portraits of BC Native leaders, chiefs, chief
counsellors and elders by Kwaguitl photographer David Neel. Continues at the
Museum of Anthropology. Call 228-5087.
Asian Centre Art Exhibits
uk      j; Shen. Asian Centre Audi-
reWBBm.,^  torJum|   10am.6pm      Ca||
Late afternoon curling starts Oct. 16. New
plus experienced curlers welcome. Thunderbird, Tuesday evenings, 5:15 or
7:15pm. Call Alex Finlayson at 738-7698
or Paul Willing at 228-5468.
Executive Programmes
One/two-day business seminars. Sept.
11, Officers' and Directors' Liability. Fee
$325. Sept. 18-19, Assertiveness for
Managers. Fee, $495. Call 224-8400.
Co-ordinator, Health
Sciences Courses
St. John Ambulance Safety Oriented First
Aid (SOFA) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Offered to UBC students
on Saturdays in October and November.
SOFA, 8 hrs; CPR, 4.5 hrs. Fee: $20.
Pre-registration at IRC Mall Sept. 25/26,
10:30am-2:30pm. Call 228-5083.
English Language
Institute Courses
English Language and Composition Training (ELCT). Guided practice in writing for
UBC students requiring further training in
grammar and writing skills for successful
participation in university coursework. Call
Evening ESL Courses. Start Oct. 1 or 2
and run twice a week for 8 weeks. Choose
from Conversation Skills; Speech: Fluency
and Pronunciation; Writing and Grammar,
and TOEFL Preparation. Call 222-5208.
Reading, Writing and
Study Skills Centre
Fall courses include: Reading for Speed
and Comprehension; Writing: Process and
Product; Critical Thinking: Clear Writing;
•s&!~g} Notes and Bibliographies;
Business Letters and
Memos; Reports and Proposals; Editing; Word
Power; Spelling: Demons
and Logic; Study Skills;
ECT Workshops; Writing Clinic for ESL
Students; Composition for ESL Students.
Phone Centre for Continuing Education,
CNPS 25th Anniversary
Open House
Panel Presentation: Certification Of Counsellors, Options And Challenges. All welcome. Sat., Sept. 29, CNPS 102, 5780
Toronto Road from 1-2:30pm. Call 228-
CNPS Quarter Century Reunion
Call for registration. All CNPS students,
alumni, associates, faculty and staff are
invited to meet old friends and make new
ones at Counselling Psych's 25th Year
Reunion. Call 228-5259.
Memory and Memory
Strategies Study
Volunteers wanted, aged 60-plus, to participate in a memory investigation that
explores memory strategies and their ability to boost memory performance. Call
Karen at 228-2140.
Dermatology Study
For Alopecia Areata—scalp area. Volunteers 18-65, good health, greater than 50%
hair loss for more than 1 year. Able to
attend weekly visits for 1 year. Call Dr.
Shapiro at 463-6111.
Daily Rhythms Study
Volunteers needed to keep a daily journal
(average 5 min. daily) for 4 months, noting
patterns in physical/social experiences.
Call Jessica McFarlane at 228-5121.
Family/Nutritional Sciences
Research Study
Weight Cycling—The Metabolic Effects Of
Repeated Dieting. Participants having a
history of repeated dieting needed. Females, able to attend UBC clinic once/
month for a short follow-up visit, except for
3 test days which will be about 2 hours
long, for one year. Call Dr. Linda McCar-
gar at 228-6869 or Jennifer Lee at 228-
Diabetic Clinical Study
Volunteers required. Patients with diabetes who have painful neuropathy affecting
the legs needed for 14-week trial of an investigational new drug.
Call Dr. Donald Studney,
Dept. of Medicine, University Hospital, UBC Site at
Sun Damaged Skin Study
Volunteers again needed, aged 35-70
years. Able to attend 6 visits over a 12-
month period. Honorarium paid participants. Call Dermatology at 874-8138.
Study For Acne Vulgaris
Volunteers aged 14-35 years needed.
Must be able to attend 4 visits over a 12
week period. Honorarium will be paid for
participation. Call Dermatology at 874-
Sleep Disorders Study
Volunteers 18-45 years suffering from
Chronic Insomnia needed for a study on
sleep-promoting medication (hypnotics).
Must be available to sleep overnight at a
lab for five nights. Call Carmen Ramirez
at 228-7927. UBCREPORTS Sept.6.1990       5
Steps taken to initiate
fire protection program
UBC may soon be the first university in Canada—and the second in
North America—to have a graduate
program in fire protection engineering.
More people die in fires in this
country, on a per capita basis, than in
any other western nation and fire losses
currently cost Canadians more than
$750 million annually in property and
production loss.
Experts say those numbers could
be greatly reduced by more specialized fire prevention techniques and a
better understanding of fires and fire
safety. Duff Macdonell. recently retired continuing education program
director in the Faculty of Applied Science agrees.
"There's a multitude of reasons why
our losses from fire are high—we have
more wood construction and heating
demands in our residential buildings
for example. We. as engineers, could
do something about these losses if there
were more research into cause and effect," he said.
Some fire protection research is
undertaken by government and industry, but Macdonell says that information is not as well coordinated or disseminated as it could be for general
If specialized information could be
widely applied in standard building
construction and refitting of older
buildings, there could be substantial
savings for all involved, especially the
construction industry, he said.
UBC's unique program — which
could take its first 10 students as early
as Fall, 1991 — would help fill that
gap in expertise. The program has
received academic approval without
funding commitment from the university. But it has attracted strong support
from government and industry, said
Axel Meisen, Applied Science Dean.
"We are trying to secure funding
from organizations involved in fire
protection, such as private firms, industry and non-governmental agencies," Meisen said. "Once the funding
is secured and in place, we can move
very quickly."
Roger Hebert, Director of Permits
and Licenses for the City of Vancouver, said a formal program for fire protection engineers is long overdue. A
fire protection engineer through years
of experience rather than formal education, Hebert said fire protection engineering needs to be a science rather
than an art.
"We need safety by design, not by
disaster," he said
The only other fire protection program at the graduate level in North
America is at Worcester Polytechnic
Institute in Worcester, Mass.   Uncler-
Career Development Study
Research study on communication between parents and adolescents regarding
career and educational choices. Young
people aged 12-19 and one parent needed
to participate in an interview. Call Dr.
Richard Young at 228-6380.
Hypertension in
Pregnancy Study
Pregnant women, concerned about their
blood pressure, are invited to participate.
The study compares relaxation training
with standard medical treatment (own
physician). Call Dr. Wolfgang Linden at
Post Polio Study
Persons with polio needed
tor functional assessment
and possible training programs. Elizabeth Dean,
Ph.D., School of Rehabilitation Medicine. Call 228-
Multiple Sclerosis Study
Persons with mild to moderately severe
MS needed for study on exercise responses. Elizabeth Dean. Ph.D., School
of Rehab. Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Patrick is named
University Librarian
Ruth Patrick has been appointed
UBC's new University Librarian.
A graduate of Library Science at
the University of California, Berkeley,
Patrick has more than 18 years of university and related experience as a
professional librarian.
For the last seven years she has
served as Dean of Library services at
the University of Montana, Missoula.
Back Pain Research
Volunteers needed for magnetic resonance imaging of healthy spines—nonpregnant women aged 30-40 and men
over 40, no pacemakers, no intracranial
clips and no metal fragments in the eye.
About one hour required. Call June, MRI
Unit, 8am-4pm, Monday-Thursday at 228-
Surplus Equipment
Reycling Facility
All surplus items. Every Wednesday, 12-
3pm. Task Force Bldg., 2352 Health Sciences Mall. Call 228-2813.
Sexual Harassment Office
Two advisors are available
to discuss questions and
concerns. They are prepared to help any member
of the UBC community who
is being sexually harassed
to find a satisfactory resolution. Call Mar-
garetha Hoek or Jon Shapiro at 228-6353.
To find an interesting and challenging volunteer job, get in touch with Volunteer
Connections, Student Counselling and
Resources Centre, Brock 200.  Call 228-
graduate programs are offered at two
other U.S. universities and there are
programs in Scotland, West Germany
and Sweden.
UBC's Masters of Engineering
program will build on a first degree in
engineering. It will equip industry professionals with a better understanding
of fire sciences and technology—such
as how fires develop and spread and
how materials behave under extreme
heat. It will also explore fire safety,
fire codes and regulations, material
resistance to combustion, fire control
systems, crowd behavior in the aftermath of an earthquake or explosion,
and administration.
The specific needs of Canadian
industry will also be addressed—the
use of wood and wood products, plastics, composites and advanced materials in construction and the problems
associated with hazardous industries.
Several industry experts in fire protection engineering are expected to hold
adjunct positions in the program.
"It's a full plate of specialized
knowledge a fire protection engineer
needs as a good basis for doing his or
her work," Macdonell said.
Classes will be offered in late afternoons and evenings whenever possible,
to accommodate part-time students
who are working.
Meisen predicts UBC graduates will
be much in demand. Potential employers include companies designing
and constructing major buildings; government departments such as Public
Works, National Defense, and Transport Canada; and forest products and
plastics manufacturers.
September 9 -
September 22
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Every Tuesday (including holidays) from
12:30-2pm, University Hospital, UBC Site,
Room 311 (through Lab Medicine from
Main Entrance). Call 873-1018 (24-hour
Help Line).
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Located west of the Education Building.
Free admission. Open all year. Families
interested in planting, weeding or watering the garden, call Gary Pennington at
228-6386 or Jo-Anne Naslund at 434-
Botanical Garden Theme Tours
Sundays, September 9 and 23, 10:30am
■mibuihj amd 1:30pm. September
I ^Sttn tneme is Food Garden,
I tKifm*% Vegetables and Fruit. Tea
I Hr I available. Garden also
I r I open every day from 10am-
"■"■■■■■ 6pm through September.
Free admission Wednesdays. Call 228-
Nitobe Garden
Monday to Friday, 10am-6prn through
September. Free admission Wednesdays.
Call 228-3928.
Photo by Media Services
Matt Lloyd, a high school student attending UBC's Shad Valley
program during the summer prepares a tissue section for high
magnitude viewing under an electron microscope. Fifty-two students took part in the program.
Trew named new director
of Women Students office
Trew has been
appointed Director of the
Office for
Women     Students.
A graduate
of Michigan
State University, Trew became   actively
committed to women's issues in 1971
when she organized a chapter of the
National Organization for Women in
Washington state. Between 1976 and
1988, Trew was associated with Capi-
lano College where she founded the
Women's Resource Centre. She played
a key role in organizing the Canadian
Congress on Learning Opportunities
for Women (CCLOW), and served as
the B.C. representative on the CCLOW
Board of Directors. Trew was also co-
founder of the Western Canadian
Feminist Counselling Association, an
organization devoted to the education
of and networking for feminist thera
Trew has completed a post-doctoral
program at Harvard tjniversity on organizational behavior, negotiation and
dispute resolution. Her duties commenced as Director of the Office for
Women Students Aug. 15.
Committee seeks
campus input
A university committee investigating ways to update the student and
library identification card is seeking
input from the campus community.
The library is looking to replace the
current card, which uses a punch-hole
system, with a new machine-readable
The committee studying how this
could be done was established by
K.D.Srivastava, Vice President, Student and Academic Services, and is
chaired by Registrar Richard Spencer.
The committee is interested in hearing the views of any department or
individual on potential uses of a new
Everyone at Guided Independent Study and Media
Services would like to congratulate Fern and Ian. upon
receiving their diplomas from the School ot Marital
Studies. Both of them have excelled In all components of
this demanding program, particularly the challenging
field work and laboratory exercises. Their assignments
were completed long before the appropriate
deadlines, and showed the results of thorough
research and studious application to the task
at hand. We wish them every success as
they move on to what will
undoubtedly be extensive
post-graduate work. UBCREPORTS Sept.6,1990       6
Oke awarded Guggenheim fellowship
Geography Professor
Timothy Oke has been
awarded a fellowship
from the John Simon
Guggenheim Memorial
The fellowship will
support Oke, a member
of the Geography
Department's Atmospheric Science Program,
on a year's sabbatical as
a visiting fellow at Keble College, Oxford where
he will continue his research on the climate of
Oke was one of only four Canadians
awarded fellowships by the New York based
foundation, which made more than 143 awards
in total in North America. It chose from among
3,218 applicants for fellowships totalling $3.76-
The foundation offers fellowships to further
the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field
of knowledge and creation in any of the arts,
under the freest possible conditions. Fellowships are awarded to people who have already
demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability
in the arts.
UBC basketball coach Bruce Enns is taking his expertise to the Middle East.
Enns has accepted an offer from the Federal
Department of External Affairs to serve a four-
month term as coach of the Syrian National and
Junior National men's teams.
Enns, who has worked as a school teacher in
Jordan, will depart soon for Damascus, where he
will prepare the junior team for the Asian Games
in late August, and the senior squad for the Arab
Games in November.
John Grace, the newly appointed dean of the
Faculty of Graduate Studies, has named associate
deans who will assist in running the faculty.
Among his responsibilities, Civil Engineering
Professor Sheldon Cherry, an associate dean since
1984, will oversee admissions, handle visiting
and transfer students and serve as Senate representative.
As part of his duties, English Professor Laurie
Ricou will review student records and registration, ensure coordination with the Registrar's
Office and sit on the Curriculum and New Programs Committee.
David Randall, a professor in the Zoology
Department, will be primarily responsible for
scholarships and fellowships, prizes, student travel
grants and all other awards.
Landscape Architecture Professor Moura
Quayle has been appointed to the College of Fellows ofthe Canadian Society of Landscape Architects.   She is one of 55 fellows and one of six
women elected to the college.
The professional organization is made up of
registered landscape architects across Canada.
Quayle. who has a cross-appointment in the
School of Architecture, teaches in the Landscape
Architecture Program's design studios and conducts research in the area of design education.
Engineering Professor
Andrew Mular has been
named a Distinguished
Member of the Society for
Mining, Metallurgy, and
Exploration Inc.
Mular, who is head of
UBC's Mining and Mineral Process Engineering
Department, was one of
only 10 people elected to
the Distinguished Member
Class of 1991.
The society gives distinguished member
awards to individuals in the minerals industry
who have made outstanding and notable contributions to mining and mineral extraction technology and research.
Mular was recognized for his research in computer modeling, simulation, process control, design and economic analysis of mineral operations
— work carried out in collaboration with various
Canadian industries and the Canadian Centre for
Mining and Energy Technology (CANMET).
SME, formerly known as The Society of Min-
ing Engineers, has an international
membership exceeding 19,000 and is a
one of four member societies of the
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers.
John Chase, Director of Budget,
Planning and Systems Management,
has been given additional responsibilities.
Chase has been appointed Executive Assistant to Bruce Gellatly, Vice-
President Administration and Finance,
as of July 1.
In his new role. Chase will perform
tasks assigned by Gellatly which may
involve any of his areas of responsibility.
In his current position, Chase is responsible for developing and maintaining UBC's General Purpose Operating
Funds budget and providing policy
support to senior administration. I
Director ofthe Budget and Planning
office since 1983, Chase was Director
of the Office of Analytical Studies and
Executive Assistant to the President at
Simon Fraser University for 13 years.
Prior to that he worked at the University of Michigan Medical School and at
the U.S. National Aeronautics and
Space Administration agency.
Smith honored by YWCA
for work in public affairs
Associate Law Professor Lynn
Smith was one of seven Women of
Distinction honored by the Vancouver
YWCA for their contribution to
women's rights.
Smith was recognized for her work
in the field of communications and
public affairs.
A founding member and currently
national chair of the Women's Legal
Education and Action Fund, Smith was
chairperson for inquiries under the
Human Rights Code and is immediate
past chair of the UBC Faculty
Association's status of women com
mittee. Her writings on gender inequality have influenced interpretations
ofthe Charter of Rights and Freedoms
in Canadian courts.
The YWCA said Smith is "a first
class teacher and legal publicist, an
excellent and creative academic, a fine
and active lawyer, a sterling role model
for female lawyers in this country.
"She has combined revolutionary
thinking with practical work that directly benefits people. Her leadership
in generating modern theory will have
profoundly positive effects on the lives
of women in this country for years."
Berkowitz & Associates
Statistics and Mathematics Consulting
•research design
• sampling
•data analysis
• forecasting
Jonathan Berkowitz, Ph.D.
4160 Staulo Crescent, Vancouver, B.C., V6N 3S2
Office: (604) 263-1508      Home: (604) 263-5394
The public is invited to a lecture by
Distinguished UBC Alumnus
Professor of Education and
Director for the Center for Educational Research
University of Washington
Tuesday, October 2,1990
8 p.m.
Woodward Lecture Theatre 2
University of British Columbia
Gala Great Trekker
Honoring Pierre
Thursday, Sept.
27,6:30 pm.
Parade, Thursday
Sept. 27,12:30 pm,
Blue & Gold Classic
Football Game,
Saturday, Sept. 29,
BBQ at 1 pm, game
at 2 pm, T-Bird
Sept. 29, 8 pm,
SUB, Ballroom.
Arts '20 Relay Race,
Sunday, Sept. 30,
9:30 am,
Meet the Brass
(Members of UBC
Monday Oct. 1,
12:30 pm, SUB,
Party Room.
SEPT. 27 - OCT. 3
For more information call 222-8999
I 9 I S -  L *) *> 0
»"nive«»..y    THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA UBC REPORTS Sept 6.1990       7
Journal devoted
to Native writing
An explosion of new literary talent in Canada's Native communities
has prompted a UBC journal to devote an entire issue lo First Nations
A special double issue of Canadian Literature — a prestigious journal published by the university —
contains poems, stories and articles
by contemporary Native writers as
well as noted academics.
"As recently as 10 years ago many
people claimed that there were few
Native writers in Canada," said editor and UBC English Professor William New.
"That was an over-generalization
even then, but in the last 10 years
there has been an extraordinary increase in the number of poems, novels, plays and autobiographies being
"It's important for Canadians to
realize there is a very rich Native literature that comments vigorously on
the contemporary scene and
that displays a
variety of perspectives:
comic, reflective."
The special issue will
be available
not   only   to
Canadian Literature subscribers, but
also to the general public. UBC Press
has published the bulk ofthe issue in
book form under the title Native
Writers and Canadian Writing. Proceeds from sales will go to UBC's
First Nations House of Learning.
"We're trying to provide an important place where the voices of
Native writers can be heard widely,"
said New. "This is one way that some
very good writers will be drawn to
the attention of readers both inside
and outside Canada."
Take the bus
Classified advertising can be purchased from Media Services. Phone
228-4775. Ads placed by faculty and staff cost $6 per insertion for 35
words. Others are charged$7. Monday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. is the deadline
for the next issue of UBC Reports which appears on Thursday, Sept. 20.
Deadline for the following edition on Oct. 4 is 4 p. m. Monday, Sept. 24. All
ads must be paid in advance in cash, by cheque or internal requisition.
professional looking results with WP5
and HP Deskjet Plus printer. Editing
and proofreading. Competitive rates.
Pickup and delivery available at extra
cost. West End location. Call Suzanne
VICTORIA REAL ESTATE: Experienced, knowledgeable realtor with
faculty references will answer all queries and send information on retirement or investment opportunities. No
cost or obligation. Call (604) 595-
3200. Lois Dutton, REMAX Ports
West, Victoria, B.C.
GUITAR LESSONS: Classical Guitar
Lessons, Bachelor of Music. Central
Vancouver location. Call Garth, 873-
EDTTING: Needthatfinal polishing touch?
Experienced English PhD Student will
edit your MS, thesis, novel, etc for spelling grammar and general style, 536-
NOTARY PUBLIC: for all your Notarial Services including Wills, Conveyancing and Mortgages, contact
Pauline Matt, 4467 Dunbar St., (at
28th & Dunbar), Vancouver, B.C. Telephone (604) 222-9994.
Professional writers, editors and desktop publishers will take your publication project from the idea stage to
printed product. Phone Don Whiteley
at 464-8496 or Howard Fluxgold at
academic editor will detect style, grammar, problems and help you put together a solid piece of writing. Proofreading, indexing, fact checking. Free
consultation. Reasonable rates. Fast,
confidential service. 522-6689.
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Media Services Photography at 228-
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TOYOTA TERCEL: 1982, excellent
condition, all garage records, 2-door,
4-speed standard, silver, sunroof,
97,000 kilometres, $3,500 firm. Call
HOME EXCHANGE: English family
(2 adults, 4 children) in N. England
wishes to exchange homes with Vancouver family in August, 1991. for further information call 731-4109.
FOR RENT: Condo, 876 West 14th,
one block east of Oak, unfurnished, 2
bedroom, 2 baths. Gas fireplace, in-
suite launddry, 1 parking spot. 1 year
lease. Available Sept. 1. D.D. $1200,
rent $1200, utilities extra. Contact
pearl 980-2636 or Dr. Takahashi (403)
RINGETTE: Vancouver Ringette
Association is looking for women Ringette players for recreational team.
Also players, coaches and referees
needed for children's team. Phone
Bonnie, 263-1087 or Sally, 222-1249.
FIELD   HOCKEY:   For   men   and
women of all ages. New season starts
Sept. 8 Recreational and competitive
teams. No experience necessary,
weekly practice, weekend games. Call
Brian, 228-4584 (o), or 263-5570 (H),
or Don, 228-0600 (H).
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Parking becomes scarce
University commuters are being
encouraged to take the bus or carpool
as building construction disrupts campus parking for the next five years.
The advice is contained in a new
five-year plan recently unveiled by
UBC's Parking and Security Services
that details plans for new parkades.
increased parking fees and fines and
the removal of some existing parking
"The system will be strained from
time to time in the next few years,"
said Parking and Security Services
Director John Smithman. "But we're
asking people to bear with us as we try
to compensate as we go. If you can
come to campus by bus, please do so."
Construction of several major building projects during the next five years
will eliminate half of B lot, all of A and
Brock lots and most of L and E lots by
the end of 1992, representing a loss of
more than 2,000 parking spaces.
"The university's building program
will result in the loss of surface parking lots. We have to replace them with
parkades, which are very expensive,"
said Smithman.
Two new parkades and expansion
of existing parking facilities are
planned. But in the meantime, Smith-
man said Parking and Security will be
working with B.C. Transit to see how
bus service to the campus can be improved.
To help pay for new parking facilities, which are expected to cost about
$25 million over the next three years,
motorists will pay more to bring their
cars to campus.
- Beginning Qefc 1-, fees for faculty
and staff parking permits will rise to
$12 per month for 1990-91 and to $14
per month in 1991-92 from the current
level of $10 per month. Permits and
decals will be replaced with keycards
read by new parking lot access equipment
Remaining B lots will gain attendants and a shuttle bus service available daily from 8 a.m. to midnight to
provide an added measure of safety for
users of the parking lots. The exception is B-7, a gravel lot at the far end of
campus, where a flat rate of one dollar
for 24 hours will be charged.
The new shuttle, to complement an
existing service, is being offered at the
request of the President's Office. The
shuttle will depart every half hour on a
set route from B lot to the campus
core. Smithman said it is not meant for
every student, but for those concerned
about their safety and to ease access
for the disabled.
Parking attendants, in radio contact
security patrols, will provide information and help prevent vandalism.
The current B lot exit fee of 25
cents will be replaced by a 15-cent an
hour fee, up to a maximum of $1, rising to 25-cents an hour in 1991-92.
Parking at meters and in parkades will
go up to $1 an hour this year and to
$ 1.25 the following year from the current rate of 75 cents.
Student preferred parking (for
graduate students) will rise to $72 from
$60. Grad students will now be eligible for faculty and staff parking privileges. Other parking rates will also
increase to pay for parkade construction.
Parking fines are going up, too.
They now range from $10 to $25 depending on the offence. Beginning later
this year, they will be doubled to a
maximum of $50.
Changes to fines and student and
visitor parking are effective Sept. 1
Smithman said the parking fee increases are in line with other universities across Canada and visitor parking
rates remain competitive. The permit
fees have not risen since 1984.
One of the goals of Parking and
Security Services' five-year plan is to
reduce the number of people who drive
to campus.
Parking and Security estimates that
about 80 per cent of people coming to
campus each day currently arrive in a
car. They require about 14,000 parking spots.
To accommodate those who still
drive to campus, the $10 million first
phase of the new West parkade to be
built on what is now L lot will open
next year with 1,200 spaces. In 1993,
the $3.6 million second phase will create an additional 300 spaces.
Another parkade is proposed for
completion the same year. Built under
the new Arts Theatre complex, it could
house another 500 to 800 vehicles.
As well, an additional 200 parking
meters will be added to various locations on campus and a further 400
spaces will expand several lots on the
west side of campus.
There will be 68 metered spaces
added in front of the bookstore and 25
new metered spots along Wesbrook
Mall near University Hospital.
Meters will also be added to existing lots at the Asian Centre and on
Main Mall west of Memorial Road.
Mining engineers tackle
African labor problem
UBC's Department of Mining and
Mineral Process Engineering may help
the African countries of Zimbabwe and
Zambia solve an anticipated labor
Both countries face the possibility
of a loss of mining engineers and technicians to South African mining companies which offer higher wages. The
drain of skilled professionals from a
major domestic industry would have
devastating consequences.
"The loss of production would have
a severe effect on foreign exchange
earnings and employment," said UBC
Mining Professor Allan Hall, who has
received funding from the Canadian
International Development Agency to
assess the situation.
Zimbabwe mines, which produce
mainly nickel, copper, gold, asbestos
and chromium, generate 45 per cent of
the country's foreign exchange and
employ 30,000 part-time workers in
small mining operations.
South Africa has traditionally recruited mining engineers from Europe
and North America, but political instability has depressed the country's currency making its salaries uncompetitive. Experts predict, it will turn to
Zimbabwe and Zambia, which have
two of the four mining engineering
training programs in Southern Africa,
to fill the gap.
Hall will spend two months in Africa meeting with government, industry and university representatives to
determine how severe the professional
drain could be and what UBC and other
Canadian universities can do to help
provide a solution.
Hall won funding under a new
CIDA awards program designed to
give Canadian professionals an opportunity to better understand international
development and to support links with
developing countries that encourage
long-term cooperation.
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Kennedy played role
in forestry challenges
Robert Kennedy has played a part
in some of the most difficult and far-
reaching challenges forest education
has faced.
Many of the issues, which involve
competing uses of forest land, wilderness areas, and more efficient use of
the forest resource — are still with us.
Although Kennedy stepped down after seven years as Dean of Forestry in
July, he is actively involved in helping
resolve them.
A wood scientist who successfully
combined a university career with forest products research in government,
Kennedy took over as dean in 1983
when B.C.'s forest industry was in the
depths of recession. He recalls the
provincial government announced cutbacks in university funding when he
was about a week into his new job.
"Those were critical times," Kennedy said.
Environmental and wilderness concerns were becoming stronger public
issues, and enrolment in forestry
schools was declining as young people
turned away from what they saw as a
tarnished profession.
"Some young people still see it as a
field to be avoided, instead of a challenge to be accepted," Kennedy said,
noting that enrolment figures are still
not as high as they were in the late 70s.
In his early years as dean, Kennedy
worked to strengthen faculty specialities so that when economic recovery
came, the school could provide the
necessary technical and scientific support for the sector's mandate of more
efficient and effective forest management and utilization.
The role of professional foresters
changed from when he went to university. They became forest managers,
forest biologists and industry/govern-
Sziklai receives
Recently retired Forestry Professor
Oscar Sziklai has received a distinguished service award from the International Union of Forestry Research
Organizations (IUFRO) for his nearly
30 years of contributions to international forestry research.
Sziklai has been involved in IUFRO
studies of parent stands and seed procurement since 1965 when he coordinated collection of Douglas fir seed
from B.C.'s west coast for tests in
Europe and North America.
One of three forest scientists to receive the distinguished service award,
he has also made substantial contributions to seed research in B.C. and to
tree breeding and forest genetics in
Sweden and China, where he is the
only non-Chinese to be made a member of the Chinese Forestry Society.
IUFRO was founded in 1890 in
Vienna and is one of the oldest forestry organizations with a worldwide
Sziklai will also receive an honorary degree from Sopron University in
Hungary this fall. He was one of 200
forestry students at Sopron university
who fled to the west in 1956 after the
short-lived Hungarian revolution.
He is the second member of the
Sopron group in UBC's Faculty of
Forestry to receive an honorary doctorate from Sopron. Antal Kozak has
received one as well
ment spokespeople, with less emphasis on forest engineering.
"We are now in a stage where
foresters have an even broader responsibility," said Kennedy, who has spent
37 years in forestry. Today's graduates need skills in conflict resolution,
organizational behavior, and leadership
psychology as well as a broad training
in resource management and renewal.
An ethical sense of stewardship is critical, Kennedy said.
He predicts part of the technical
side of forestry, certain aspects of harvesting and silviculture, for example,
will increasingly be done by forest technicians, allowing foresters to concentrate on broader management, biological and social issues.
In all, the demands on a forestry
school to produce graduates with in-
depth expertise in a variety of areas are
strong. Kennedy said UBC's current
four-year BSF program is only the
beginning of the rounded education
required to meet future demands on
natural resource managers. Combinations of post-baccalaureate and continuing professional education will
become increasingly important, he said.
Kennedy graduated from the College of Forestry at the State University
of New York in 1953. He came to
UBC to earn a Masters degree—one of
only six graduate students in the Forestry faculty at that time.
Following graduate work at Yale
University where he earned a Doctor
of Philosophy in 1962, he joined the
Forestry faculty at the University of
Toronto, then took a position with
Western Forest Products Lab (now
Forintek) in 1966.
He was associated with the laboratory for 13 years, heading the wood
biology section for four years, and serving as director from 1975 to 1979, when
he joined UBC.
Throughout his career, he has been
active in various national and international professional and forest-industry
organizations including the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). Recently president of the prestigious International
Academy of Wood Science, Kennedy
was only the third Canadian to be
elected to its select membership of
about 200 worldwide.
In 1989, Kennedy was named
Commissioner of the B.C. Forest Resources Commission, a task force set
up to determine what the role of forestry in the province should be. The
commission is expected to define who
is ultimately responsible for long-term
forest management and make specific
recommendations on tenure, harvesting practices, methods of public involvement, and allocation of resources.
Kennedy said the study is long
overdue. "We have to deal with competing uses for the forest, and to that
end we have to develop a broad land-
use strategy, complete with better inventory data on all forest resources.
Then we can have more realistic debate with better information on which
to base our decisions," he explained.
"We're going to have to put a value
on things like wilderness and watershed protection. And it won't happen
without some heated debates." he
Kennedy will remain on faculty
until he retires in December. 1991. He
said he has no firm plans for the future
other than a few months' leave early in
the New Year to visit the University of
Melbourne, Australia.
Asian Library celebrates
its 30th anniversary
BC's Asian Library
celebrates  its 30th
anniversary this Fall
— which makes it a
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younger than the oldest book in its
The Chinese dictionary, one of
45,000 volumes in the P'u-Pan Collection, was published in 986 A.D..
and is the oldest volume in the UBC
Library system, said Asian Library
Head Linda Joe.
"It's one of our treasures." she
The library is ranked first in Canada in terms of number of volumes,
with more than 350,000 covering a
full range of subjects in Chinese.
Japanese, Hindi, Punjabi, Sanskrit
and several other languages. It also
carries current newspapers and scholarly journals and has material on
5,000 reels of microfilm and 17.000
sheets of microfiche.
"We are strong in literature, history, religious studies, language, and
fine arts." Joe said. "We also have a
good collection of materials about
the current situation in East Asia and
its economics, politics, and statistics."
The Asian Library also carries a
number of special materials and is
the Canadian depository of Japanese
government publications.
"Our mission is to support the re-
|  search and teaching at UBC about
1  the Asia Pacific region," said Joe.
i  "We also share our resources with
the community, so anyone is welcome to use them."
The Asian Library also houses a
special collection of Asian-Canadian
Photo by Media Services
Asian Library Head Linda foe with the oldest book in the UBC
library system - a Chinese dictionary published in 986 A.D., part of
the P'u-Pan Collection.
archives, with material pertaining to
the history of Chinese and Japanese
immigrants in Canada. Another special collection, the George H. Beans
Collection of Japanese Maps, contains
320 sets of rare maps of Japan produced between 1600 and 1867.
Joe said the library is heavily used
by Asian scholars and people from
business and government, as well as
the general public. More than 27,000
transactions were made last year.
The Asian Library has several
goals, she said, which include implementing a preservation program
for its special collections, hooking
into an international research network and obtaining special computer software that would allow
Asian characters to be displayed
"No East Asian library has this
capability yet," Joe added.
Women's group sponsors
computer science workshop
A multidisciplinary workshop exploring the challenges and themes in computer science over the next
decade, with a focus on areas in which women excel,
is scheduled to take place at UBC Sept. 8 and 9.
Organized by the Academic Women's Association and the Department of Computer Science,
WINDOW: Women, Information technology, New
Directions and Opportunities Workshop is aimed at
a wide cross-section of women, from the computer
novice to the expert user.
The greatest challenge in organizing the meeting
has been to advertise it successfully, said Dr. Alison
Buchan, an associate professor of Physiology and
WINDOW coordinator.
"The impression of many women is that it will be
too technical and that it is designed for members of a
computer science department," said Dr. Buchan.
"This is not true. The whole purpose of the workshop is to inform those with little or no computing
experience about just how exciting computing is,
and how many fields are changing due to the use of
The program ranges from the use of computers in
the arts, medicine and media to the impact of computers on our daily lives. Despite the high-tech subject matter, all workshops and overview talks will be
accessible to a general audience, and although the
meeting is directed to encouraging women to attend,
men are welcome.
While women excel in many areas of computing,
Dr. Buchan thinks the problem is more the number
of women in computing. The areas posing the greatest problem are those that overlap with engineering
and advanced science due to the small number of
women with the right backgrounds.
"The current climate for women in computer science is excellent. There is a 50 per cent enrolment at
the undergraduate level, but this falls to 20 per cent
in the graduate program at UBC and throughout
North American universities," Dr. Buchan explained.
"All the women graduates get good positions when
they complete their degrees. Unfortunately, most go
into industry leaving very few who become academics to serve as role models for students."
Dr. Buchan hopes that WINDOW will provide a
better understanding of the scope available to computer users, while encouraging more women to make
greater use of computers and to consider a career in
She also feels that it will be an excellent opportunity for women in computing to share their experiences in their different fields, and to discuss problems encountered during their careers.
For more information on WINDOW fees and
registration, call 228-2083.


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